Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Jason Taylor: "My Heart Has Always Been in Miami..."

Jason Taylor signed a 1 year contract with the Miami Dolphins worth $1.5 million. This comes after the Washington Redskins cut him earlier this off-season.

Taylor told his agent that he didn't want to negotiate a contract and sign for whatever fit their budget.

Jason reportedly turned down movie deals to play for the Dolphins. He biggest priority was to not be away from his family.

I thought that Bill Parcells had a personal vendetta against Jason, but I guess this proves that I was WRONG.

Taylor's signing fills the need for another pass rusher. He is the active career stats leader with 120 1/2. The only problem is the last time he lined up with Joey Porter they both struggled. Joey flourished after Jason's departure, leading the AFC with 17 1/2 sacks. Jason struggled his only year with the Redskins and suffered a knee and calf injury.

After last season's Dancing with the Stars fiasco, we have to see how this plays out. He was released after telling the Redskins that he has not going to attend off season work-out or camp.

Jason Taylor is a great person on and off the field and was the face of our franchise for 11 years. He was selected to 6 Pro Bowls and was named the defensive player of the year in 2006.

Only time could tell how Jason's return is going to improve this defense that struggled against the run last year. One thing is clear. He brings a great deal of leadership to a familiar place. He will move right into the role without any hesitation or objection.

1 comment:

threio said...

Glad to see egos set aside, and he is back where he belongs. will be nice to see his last game in a dolphins uniform.

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